Month: January 2015

Winter Hive Inspection

Winter hive inspections can be a little dicey for a couple of reasons.  You never know when you’re going to get the opportunity because of the weather.  It has to be warm enough (40 degrees or higher) or the bees…

Tailgate Sandwiches

The first time I had one of these sandwiches, I was at my grandparents’ house and had just finished up some yard work I was helping them with.  Grandma invited me to have lunch with them and she served up…

Easy Automatic Chicken Feeder

It’s official.  We have outgrown our small, homemade chicken feeder.  It has served us (and our hens) well, but it’s time to upgrade to something bigger.  If you would like simple instructions for the ice cream bucket version, click HERE.…

Century Ride Training Update

Well, the wheels are turning and the miles are racking up, but I’m getting nowhere.  At least not literally.  I am continuing my bike riding indoors this winter.  I was not able to complete my century ride training last fall…

Tie-dyed Rice Socks

The rice sock is a very popular item in our house, especially with the kids.  What is it??  It’s simply a sock with rice in it that’s used like a heating pad except that it’s more portable around the house.…